FIE's submission to a review of the Irish Environmental Protection Agency's VISION 2020 has followed on Dan Boyle, Green Party TD's suggestion that

"I believe that if we had a proper environmental body, a body in which the public had confidence and in which there existed a widespread belief that our environment was being properly protected, then many of our citizens should not feel the need of having to go outside and seek international support for the type of environmental protection we should be doing ourselves."

The submission reveals that

no monitoring of traffic emission is being done on our motorways, particularly the M50 upgrade

that audits to industrial establishments have fallen 68% in the last 2 years

that present water quality standards are not sufficient to save legally protected endangered species

that contrary to years of promises, no soil monitoring network has been established

and that the EPA itself in spite of persistent and critical failures in water quality and monitoring by Local Authorities, has yet to use the powers given to it by the Environment Act 2003 to enforce the law.

Read our PRESS RELEASE today on the failure to monitor emissions on motorways.

And the FULL SUBMISSION.
FIE's submission to a review of the Irish Environmental Protection Agency's VISION 2020 has followed on Dan Boyle, Green Party TD's suggestion that

"I believe that if we had a proper environmental body, a body in which the public had confidence and in which there existed a widespread belief that our environment was being properly protected, then many of our citizens should not feel the need of having to go outside and seek international support for the type of environmental protection we should be doing ourselves."

The submission reveals that

no monitoring of traffic emission is being done on our motorways, particularly the M50 upgrade

that audits to industrial establishments have fallen 68% in the last 2 years

that present water quality standards are not sufficient to save legally protected endangered species

that contrary to years of promises, no soil monitoring network has been established

and that the EPA itself in spite of persistent and critical failures in water quality and monitoring by Local Authorities, has yet to use the powers given to it by the Environment Act 2003 to enforce the law.

Read our PRESS RELEASE today on the failure to monitor emissions on motorways.

And the FULL SUBMISSION.
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